Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna'

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Buy Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna' milky bellflower: Soft lilac flowers on tall stems

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Tall, branching stems bearing clusters of soft lilac, open, bell-shaped flowers appear from July to September among toothed, mid-green leaves. This tall bellflower is a cottage-garden classic and is perfect towards the back of a mixed or herbaceous border. It's a happy companion for old roses, self-seeds freely, and the flower colour is retained best in partial shade.

  • Garden care:Protect the tender foliage from slugs anddeadhead regularly to prolong flowering and prevent seeding. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost around the base of the plant in spring. Stake with bamboo canes or brushwood in spring before the flowers appear.

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Eventual height & spread

Not a bad first year

3

OK first year, but would like to wait and see how it survives the winter and what it will be like this summer.

BILLY

DUNFERMLINE

Great service from Crocus as usual.

5

Great plant . Arrived promptly and was in excellent condition. Has been lovely in the garden all summer. Looking forward to next season when it will be properly established.

Jo

Cambridge

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A firm favoutie

5

Herbaceous border favourite

Paul rosebush

Bucks

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Attractive herbaceous

5

Very good root ball. This helped the plant grow again when the new growth was eaten by slugs.

Jenmac

Perth

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A great plant

5

This is going to be the focal point in our garden

Ron

Rochester

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Plants for outside my front door Hi Crocus I live in a flat and have pots outside my external front door. What plants can I grow in pots, in semi shade that will attract the bees? Thank you for your help. Kind regards Guy

Guy Smith

Hello Guy, The following plants would be suitable for your pots. Forget-me-not (Myosotis species) Bellflowers (Campanula species) Cranesbill (Geranium species) Dahlia - single-flowered species and cultivars Hellebores (Helleborus species) Japanese anemone (Anemone ?? hybrida) Fritillaries (Fritillaria species) Grape hyacinth (Muscari species) Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) Box (Buxus sempervirens) Christmas box (Sarcococca species) I hope this helps, Helen Plant Doctor

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